320,000 (1986 UBS).
Upper Nile State, Renk, Melut, and Baliet counties; Jonglei State, Canal/Pigi and Fangak counties; Unity State, Pariang county.
4 (Educational). Recognized language (2011, Transitional Constitution, Article 6(1)), primary education, literacy efforts.
Abiliang (Akoon, Bawom, Bowom, Dinka Ibrahim), Dongjol, Luac (Luaic), Ngok-Sobat (Jok, Ngork), Ageer (Abuya, Ageir, Ager, Beer, Niel, Nyel, Paloc, Paloic), Rut, Thoi. Lexical similarity: 92% with Northwestern Dinka [diw], 88% with Southwestern Dinka [dik] and Southeastern Dinka [dks], 86% with South Central Dinka [dib]. A member of macrolanguage Dinka [din].
All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn].